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Arlie F. Kennedy New Mexico Ranching Films

Identifier: MSS-796-SC

Scope and Content

These black and white and color home movies were made by Arlie F. Kennedy between approximately 1935 and 1966. They are a record of ranch and rural life, including working livestock (cattle, sheep and horses) in and around central New Mexico during that period. The footage is mostly of Homer and Milton Berkshire and their families, the Kennedy family and events that took place in the Estancia Valley on the Berkshire Brothers ranches. Some of the footage takes place on the L-Bar Ranch which is in the Mount Taylor area west of Albuquerque. There are also scenes of a parade in Albuquerque, a picnic in the Manzano Mountains southeast of Albuquerque, and rodeos. The accompanying text, by Dr. George Kennedy, Arlie F. Kennedy's son and nephew to Homer and Milton Berkshire, describes the events on the film and gives background information about the events.


  • circa 1935-1966

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliancwe with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Biographical Information

John and Corrine Berkshire, parents of Milton and Homer Berkshire, homesteaded in the Estancia Valley between 1905 and 1907. Milton was born in Chicago in 1899 and moved with his parents to New Mexico. He served several terms on the Central Committee and as county chairman for the Republican Party. He was a member of the Torrance County Fair Board. He ranched in the Estancia Valley from his teens until his death in January 1978. Milton's brother, Homer, partnered with him in ranching after serving in World War I. The films belonged to Arlie F. Kennedy, brother-in-law of Milton and Homer Berkshire.

Source: History of Torrance County. [Estancia, N. M.] : Torrance County Historical Society, [1979?]


1 Folder


The collection contains film of ranching life in New Mexico, with accompanying text describing the events on the film.

Separated Material

8 mm films and master DVD are stored in B3.
Finding Aid of the Arlie F. Kennedy New Mexico Ranching Films, circa 1935-1966
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T. Reinig
© 2007
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131